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Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:09 pm

I'm talking about financially.

I just traded away a really nice piece and it got me thinking..

I've made nearly a hundred trades/purchases over the years. Usually pretty even on the value front, but honestly I've lost quite a bit as well since I'm not in it for the money and I have NO patience.

Best trade I ever made as a percentage of the trade value was when a guy offered me a Muhle Sar in LNIB condition for a relatively well used O7 LM3. Probably 150% profit... (not to mention 1000% upgrade in quality...lol)

What about the rest of you? I assume the ballers around here don't 'make' much on their sales/trades, but us WIS wanna-be's probably do pretty well. Am I right?

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Post by 1watchaholic » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:33 pm

One of he best watch deals I made was also one I now regret the most too. I remember purchasing a Dee & Ricky G-Shock. There was a hot little craze on the forums so I went to Macy's and $130 boom...I had one. Then after they blew out the price kept going up. Of course I'd never wear that butt ugly watch (JMHO!! :lol:) so when they started going for $400...SOLD!! But NOW those babies on ebay are going for OVER $1000 Bucks!! So now cashing in on that $400 makes me sick to think I could possibly get over a grand for it now! :banghead:

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by Lush » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:35 pm

Many times on the loosing end when selling and I do expect a bit of a loss as I tend not to haggle when I want something when buying, but had one nice payback a few years back.
Not a watch deal, but bought a small wicker basket ( no shit on wicker ) with a bunch of old watches not working from a small second hand store in Vancouver BC some years back. I let him nickle and dime me on some other crap I brought up as fodder then bought the whole lot for $30 bones. Got home and plucked out that old gold Vacheron in the basket and traded it the next day un-working for a nice Rollie sub someone had for sale.

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by ericf4 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:51 pm

That's nuts....who the hell would seriously want to wear that?....


1watchaholic wrote:One of he best watch deals I made was also one I now regret the most too. I remember purchasing a Dee & Ricky G-Shock. There was a hot little craze on the forums so I went to Macy's and $130 boom...I had one. Then after they blew out the price kept going up. Of course I'd never wear that butt ugly watch (JMHO!! :lol:) so when they started going for $400...SOLD!! But NOW those babies on ebay are going for OVER $1000 Bucks!! So now cashing in on that $400 makes me sick to think I could possibly get over a grand for it now! :banghead:

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by Safetystop » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:55 pm

I seem to loose on mine... :lol:

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:55 pm

ericf4 wrote:That's nuts....who the hell would seriously want to wear that?....
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Post by homathetes » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:59 pm

:clap: Great story! My best deals were picking up hideous pos Orsa Monstrums which people were
looking to unload and getting $75 extra on each of them when I turned the, around. Huge profit percentage wise given the near valueless nature of the product. :lol:


Lush wrote:Many times on the loosing end when selling and I do expect a bit of a loss as I tend not to haggle when I want something when buying, but had one nice payback a few years back.
Not a watch deal, but bought a small wicker basket ( no shit on wicker ) with a bunch of old watches not working from a small second hand store in Vancouver BC some years back. I let him nickle and dime me on some other crap I brought up as fodder then bought the whole lot for $30 bones. Got home and plucked out that old gold Vacheron in the basket and traded it the next day un-working for a nice Rollie sub someone had for sale.

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by deepcdvr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:01 pm

Safetystop wrote:I seem to loose on mine... :lol:
OH SNAP :shock:
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Post by ericf4 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:11 pm

Who the hell is dee an Ricky anyway? Looks like shit that Erkel would wear......
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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by Henryj » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:24 pm

Traded a Korsbek for a Kobold Seal once. Then I traded the Seal to Paul for something or other. I was happy both times. Were they deals? I dunno.
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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:30 pm

Henryj wrote:Traded a Korsbek for a Kobold Seal once. Then I traded the Seal to Paul for something or other. I was happy both times. Were they deals? I dunno.
haha... I don't remember what I traded that for either. I do remember stuffing either 400 or 600 bucks in the box with whatever I sent you. :shock:
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Post by FlyPenFly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:30 pm

Flipped a snowflake and made $1200 on it.

Flipped a bremont and made $800 on it, the dlc super marine descent.

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Post by deepcdvr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:31 pm

FlyPenFly wrote:Flipped a snowflake and made $1200 on it.

Flipped a bremont and made $800 on it, the dlc super marine descent.
Your pictures sold that descent. Really cool piece
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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by YOHOHO » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:35 pm

bought a zodiac oceanaire for 200 something and sold it on ebay for 700. also bought a Doxa for 500 on craigslist and sold it for 1500....

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Post by FlyPenFly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:36 pm

That's the thing about selling here though, I try not to do it because I don't feel right profiteering from other DWC people.

I pretty much only list a piece here if a fellow DWC member got me a great deal, then I'll list it at buying price.

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by craniotes » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:17 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
ericf4 wrote:That's nuts....who the hell would seriously want to wear that?....
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Post by ericf4 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by 1watchaholic » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:20 pm

YOHOHO wrote:bought a zodiac oceanaire for 200 something and sold it on ebay for 700. also bought a Doxa for 500 on craigslist and sold it for 1500....
I remember that Zodiac deal!! :cheers: P.S. Josh, don't tell 'em how much you made off me with another Oceanaire!! :lol:
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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by 1watchaholic » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:22 pm

JizJizJiz wrote:
craniotes wrote:
deepcdvr wrote:
ericf4 wrote:That's nuts....who the hell would seriously want to wear that?....
word :scratch:
My son:
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Oh, and me:
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I wear the white one lol:

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Best watch deal you ever made?

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Bought a Lum-Tec M16 off WUS for $400 and sold it for $1k. Couldn't believe how bad the guy wanted it.

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by el presidente » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:00 pm

deepcdvr wrote:
Safetystop wrote:I seem to loose on mine... :lol:
OH SNAP :shock:
+1 :lol:

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by demer03 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:47 am

Traded a TUSA for a Soarway blue destro.....yep
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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by dnslater » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:52 am

Not the most popular watch here, but I picked this up for $650 minutes after it was posed to the WUS sales forum.
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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by jimyritz » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:29 am

Bought my Rolex 14060M Z series, box and papers for $3K...

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Re: Best watch deal you ever made?

Post by FlyPenFly » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:13 am

And that's how much you're going to sell that to me for right Mike? Right??

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